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Henry's Tomatillo Sauce (Serves 6)

Henry is starting to help out with a lot of meal preparation at our house. This week, Henry helped me make a creamy tomatillo sauce to go with our carnitas tacos dinner. It also made a good dipping sauce for his afternoon snack of crackers and sliced mango. We didn’t measure exactly and it was a little messy but it was worth it since Henry loves being involved.
This recipe is Henry-approved.
15-20 small tomatillos
¼ cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

Peel the husks and stems off the tomatillos and rinse them.

Put the tomatillos in a food processor and blend until they are well chopped. Slowly add the sour cream and continue to puree the tomatillos until well blended. Sprinkle in the salt and fresh ground pepper, then blend until the sauce comes to your desired consistency.

Serve immediately or store chilled in a covered container for up to 3 days.

How your kids can help
  • 2-year old: Rinsing the tomatillos.
  • 3-year old: Putting the tomatillos in the food processor.
  • 4-year old: Peeling the tomatillos.
  • 5-year old: Operating the food processor.
Henry rinses the tomatillos.
Henry adds the tomatillos to the food processor.

Henry drops the tomatillos into the food processor one at a time.

This recipe really is easy enough that a 21-month old child can do most of the work with a little adult supervision.


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